Ghostwire Tokyo: Fix Crashing on Launch – Game Won’t Start

Last Updated on March 25, 2022

Ghostwire Tokyo, announced in 2019 by Bethesda, is a new action-adventure FPS game set in Japan. The player takes on the role of a “stranger” who must use their powers to stop the supernatural forces that are terrorizing Tokyo.

The game has been highly anticipated by fans of the developer’s other titles, such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, and Ghostwire Tokyo looks to be a departure from those games, focusing on the occult and supernatural. While little is known about the game so far, Bethesda has released a few trailers that show off some of the gameplay and setting.

The day is finally here, and we have Ghostwire Tokyo on Steam. Similar to every AAA title nowadays, Ghostwire Tokyo also suffers from a few problems here and there. The developers took a while to release the title so we had expected them to do a better job. Normally you should not worry too much, release day problems are normal and should be fixed in a day or two. Until then, here are a few tweaks that can help you in fixing the crashing problem in Ghostwire Tokyo.

Fix Ghostwire Tokyo Crashing on Launch


Disable Overclocking

In the game crashing fiasco, overclocking is the culprit, most of the time. Some players were able to fix this issue by bringing their GPU and CPU to default frequencies. MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm are two popular tools used to overclock GPUs, both of these are known for creating problems for newer titles.

While it is not clear how many players are actually affected by the crashes, it is a good reminder that overclocking can be dangerous if not done properly. It’s also worth noting that even if you don’t experience any crashes while overclocking, your system may still be unstable and could crash at any time.


Update Graphic Drivers

When you play a video game or watch a movie, the graphics card is responsible for displaying the images on your screen. If your graphics card isn’t working properly, you may experience lag, or the images may not be displayed correctly. Updating your graphic drivers can help increase your performance and fix any display issues you may be experiencing.

From time to time I have seen people reporting crashes and turns out they haven’t updated their Graphics drivers for a while. You can easily update your graphic drivers was by heading to the official websites:

Nvidia’s Day-0 update for Ghostwire Tokyo and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is already here:


Install Visual C++ Redistributables

Visual C++ redistributable is a software component that is installed on a computer to run applications developed with Visual C++. Updating or installing this has helped solved the crashing issues in multiple games we’ve covered earlier.

You can download Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One from here. Unzip the file and launch “install_all.bat” as Administrator.


Tone Down Settings

If you’re experiencing crashes while playing Ghostwire Tokyo, you may need to tone down your settings. Many games have minimum system requirements in order to prevent crashes and other issues. Checking your system requirements before purchasing a game is always a good idea.


Verify Game Files

For Epic Games Users

There may be times when your game files on Epic get corrupted. This can cause the game to not work properly or not work at all. In order to fix this, you need to verify the game files. This process will scan through the game files and fix any corrupted ones. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open Epic Games and go to your Library.
  • Go to Ghostwire Tokyo and click on the “…” button as shown in the image below:
  • Epic Launcher will now start verifying your game files. If there’s anything broken it will be taken care of.

For Steam Users

There may be times when your game files on Steam get corrupted. This can cause the game to not work properly or not work at all. In order to fix this, you need to verify the game files. This process will scan through the game files and fix any corrupted ones. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam and click on the Library tab.
  2. Right-click on Elden Ring and select Properties.
  3. Click on the Local Files tab and then click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files… button.
  4. Steam will start verifying the game files and will fix any corrupted ones it finds.

The overall process can take a while since the launcher verifies all the files. This will take longer for users that have their games installed on HDD.


Check If Your Antivirus is causing the problem

If you’re a PC gamer, you’ve probably encountered the problem of a game crashing soon after launch. This is especially common with games that are downloaded from Steam or other digital distribution platforms. In many cases, the crash is caused by Windows Defender blocking the game executable file.

Windows Defender is a built-in antivirus program that comes pre-installed on Windows 10 computers. By default, it’s set to automatically scan all files and programs for viruses and other malware. This can cause problems for gamers who want to play their new games without any interruptions.

Fortunately, there’s a way to fix this issue: you can add the game executable file to Windows Defender’s whitelist. This will allow the game to run without being scanned for viruses, and it will also prevent Windows Defender from crashing the game.


Update Windows

The recent couple updates were weird and broke a lot of games, to fix those issues, Windows has already pushed out hotfixes and you can download them right away. If you are running an older version of Windows, I’d recommend you download the updated version.

There was also an update that caused windows to use up a lot of RAM for its search bar’s function called Cortana. This also has been fixed, you just have to update.

Why Should You Update Windows?

One of the main reasons to update Windows is for performance enhancements. With every new update, Microsoft improves the speed and efficiency of the operating system. For example, with the release of Windows 10, Microsoft made several changes to improve performance, including faster startup times and improved graphics processing.

Another reason to update Windows is for security enhancements. Each new update includes security patches and fixes that help protect your computer from malicious software and hackers. For example, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update included several security enhancements, including a new feature called Windows Hello that allows you to sign in to your computer using facial recognition.


These were some basic things that can help you solve the crashing problem in Ghostwire Tokyo. We will be adding more information once we get to know more.

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